The Liechtenstein Development Service (LED) strives to make its engagement and projects effective and efficient. As a relatively small bilateral actor, the LED aims to achieve maximum impact with its engagement and projects.  This is achieved by focusing its work on two priority areas in accordance with the new strategy 2023 to 2026.


Sustainable food system with a focus on agroecology

The global food system faces complex environmental and socio-political challenges. Liechtenstein's bilateral development cooperation through the LED aims to improve the food security and resilience of smallholder farmers to ecological, economic and political shocks and to strengthen the resilience of the ecosystems that surround them.


For all matters regarding «Sustainable food system with a focus on agroecology», please contact:


Marion Reichenbach

T +423 222 09 76


Patrik Aus der Au

T +423 222 09 78

Vocational training and employability

With its commitment to vocational training, the LED aims to improve employability and the skills of the labour force in the selected partner countries. Primary target groups are young people and women, marginalised and vulnerable groups. Particular attention is paid to labour markets that have the potential to employ many people and that also offer good working conditions.


Along with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (DEZA), the LED is a member of the Donor Committee for Dual Vocational Education and Training (DC dVET).


For «Vocational skills» related matters, please contact:


Miriam Speh

T +423 222 09 72


Julia Heeb

T +423 222 09 77

Guiding principles

The LED places particular emphasis on certain principles in bilateral development cooperation and is guided by these.  Especially when selecting partner organisations or identifying and elaborating new projects, the LED gives these four guiding principles - or quality principles - a very high importance.


  • Leave no one behind
  • Gender equality
  • Cultural diversity
  • Ecological sustainability